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Influenza vaccine

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

Hospital_violence

Will a change to the law on violence against emergency workers stop assaults?

Emergency nurses need training to deal with aggressive patients, experts say

healthcare assistant

Growth of healthcare assistant numbers outstrips nurse recruitment, study finds

Figures prompt renewed call for mandatory safe staffing in England

nurse looks downcast

BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

Parking fees

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

traffic lights

RCN calls for clarity over nurses’ employment rights after the UK leaves the EU

Workers’ rights among healthcare benefits at risk once UK is outside the EU, says RCN

Evidence and Practice

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in emergency care settings

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in...

Aim Clinical handover at the point of discharge is critically important. It generally occurs...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of...

In the final part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues analyse the factors...

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an emergency department

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an...

Aim The aim of this study was to examine an emergency department’s (ED) multidisciplinary...

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children are a common presentation in emergency settings. These...

LUCAS

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases...

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Over the past ten years there has been a significant rise in the number of people who...

Features

Nurse_Transition

Advanced practice: which path should nurses take?

How the advanced clinical practitioner role could affect the future of nursing

Jo McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope

Sepsis

Sepsis: how one ED has achieved a 70% rise in patients receiving life-saving treatment...

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Opinion

CPR

CPR: unified approach to implementing advanced care plans vital for ambulance crews

Pre-hospital systems for respecting end of life wishes need to be explored for true person-...

New 'duty to refer' homeless act emphasises role nurses have to play...

Initiating change in the care of a homeless person is hard, but can be done

Safeguarding practice in emergency care

Mandy Rumley-Buss asks if we are achieving our competencies in meeting our adult...

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

Miriam_Kasztura

‘Have good judgement, but don’t be judgemental’

Miriam Kasztura works to improve outcomes for frequent attenders to the ED

60 seconds with sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy

Sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy talks about her work and her best lesson from nursing

Susan_Macaulay

‘Be prepared to work outside your comfort zone’

Senior charge nurse Susan Macaulay describes what it takes to work in an emergency...

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